IN THE PREPARATION: Lando Norris expects the Interlagos circuit to not suit McLaren’s car for this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix.
Norris expects Interlagos to ‘never suit McLaren’
Lando Norris expects his McLaren car to be unsuited to the Interlagos circuit for this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix.
McLaren are locked in a close battle with Alpine for fourth place in the Constructors’ Championship. Norris has scored in four of the last five tournaments but does not expect Brazil to be a tough competition for his team.
“I wouldn’t say Brazil is going to agree with us at all with the balance of the car and our fight,” Norris said.
“I think even the last few races we weren’t the fastest car or not fast enough – we did a better job in terms of strategy and at least getting to the checkered flag.”
Red Bull made a second target for Perez
According to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner, the end-of-season target for the world championships is to secure second place in the drivers’ championship for Sergio Perez.
The team won both World Cups with Max Verstappen successfully defending the Drivers’ Championship and Red Bull winning its first Constructors’ Championship since 2013. Perez is second, five points ahead of Charles Leclerc, after Ferrari quickly endured a difficult weekend in Mexico. Red Bull and Mercedes.
“Ferrari look a little bit handicapped, so I’m not sure we’ve seen their true pace, but I’m sure they’ll come back,” Horner said.
“It was important for the Czech to get strong points. It will put him second in the championship. That’s our target – to finish in that position at the end of Abu Dhabi.”
Cost cap should bring field together – toast
Alfatauri team principal Franz Tost believes the F1 budget cap will deliver the grid over time.
The sport introduced budget reforms last season, limiting how much money teams can spend in different areas. Although the top three teams will dominate the 2022 season, Tost is confident that the midfield will succeed as the years go by.
“The new rule will bring the cars closer, especially in the middle of the field,” he said.
“In the coming years, as the spending level gets closer, I think the gap between the top three teams could close or help bring the teams closer because the top teams can’t spend more than that. “
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